Four affected by ferry incident now released from hospital

Good news about the people involved in the car deck collapsing on the Wightlink ferry last night.

St Mary's Hospital cone - close by Auntie P

This just in from the Isle of Wight NHS, after last night’s wightlink car deck collapse – Ed

A spokesman for Isle of Wight NHS Trust, provider of ambulance, community, hospital and mental health services on the Island said:

“At 22:22 on Friday 18th July 2014 Isle of Wight Ambulance Service were alerted to an incident at Wightlink’s Fishbourne terminal.

“A paramedic in a rapid response car and a ‘Bronze’ command officer in another car were despatched to the scene immediately. The Ambulance Service designated it as a ‘significant incident’ and subsequently deployed two emergency ambulances to the scene as part of a multi agency response to the incident.

“Four patients were conveyed from the scene to St. Mary’s Hospital as a precautionary measure. However none had life threatening injuries and after treatment in the Emergency Department at St. Mary’s were discharged.

“The Ambulance Service and Trust would like to thank the other emergency services and Wightlink for their support in dealing with this incident.”

Image: © Used with the kind permission of Auntie P

Saturday, 19th July, 2014 9:55am



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What’s a “Bronze Command Officer” please? Do they have Silver and Gold as well?